`We have had this kit kicking around for a while and OLM's Science Fair 2010 gave us the little nudge we needed to get it going.
The first thing we needed to do was to create seed crystals. These will be used to form the crystals in the geode shell that we will make in about 5 days.
After we did that we boiled our water and poured it in our pre measured crystal powder in a storing and mixing container.
After the two hours we removed the top, sprinkled in some clumps of powder and some of the loose powder.
After waiting a week, we poured off the solution to reveal our seed crystals.
They are quite pretty just as they are.
Next we had to cast our geode shell.
Once it began to set, we pushed our seed crystals into the plaster.
We covered it with foil, and let it sit for two days covered. Then we uncovered it and let it sit for an additional 4 days.
This was our final result.
We were not very impressed.
I mean it's ok.
Kind of cool.
We all agree that the seed crystals are where it's at. So if we did this again we would just make a huge batch of seed crystals and break it large pieces.